5 Fun Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (April 2 to 8)

The most interesting events happening this week in Vancouver.

April 3, 2018

By Jessica Wallin

Check-out Some Amazing Photography

April 3 to 30

The Capture Photography Festival is back! The month-long festival includes a vast array of photography exhibits, workshops (skateboarding photography anyone?), talks and events that will stretch your understanding of the art form. Of note is the group exhibition The Great Vancouver Paradox, which tackles the often-contradictory issues that Vancouver is most concerned with: environmental sustainability and gentrification. Be sure to also peep all the incredible outdoor exhibitions installed throughout the city!

When: April 3 to 30
Where: Various venues
Cost: Free
More info: Capture


Bask in the Beauty of Cherry Blossoms

April 3 to 29

As pink petals begin to bloom across the city it’s time for the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival! Join petal pushers across the city for outdoor concerts, the Sakura Days Japanese Fair, bike and walking tours of the blossoms, the Spring Lights Illumination at Queen Elizabeth Park and more.

When: April 3 to 29
Where: Various venues
Cost: Free or by donation
More info: VCBF


Travel to the Quantum Realm

Thursday, April 5

Whether you consider yourself an “art” or a “science” person, Night Shift: Quantum Futures is the event for you! Exploring quantum physics through dance, projection art, spoken word and virtual reality, the evening includes hands-on activities for imagining the possible futures of nano-scales physics.

When: 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Museum of Anthroplogy, 6393 NW Marine Dr.
Cost: Free with admission to the museum
More info: MOA

Listen to the Sound of the Dragon

April 5 to 8

Bringing together some of the best large-scale chamber ensembles in Canada and Taiwan, the Sound of the Dragon Music Festival is a celebration of ancient and modern Chinese music. Discover the sounds of Chinese chamber music as well as workshops and intercultural collaborations such as the Chinese and Celtic Music Jam that happens at the end of the festival.

When: April 5 to 8
Where: Various venues
Cost: $15 to $40
More info: Sound of Dragon


Play the Fool

Saturday, April 7

Get silly and revel in the absurd at Strange Fellow’s Feast of Fools! Celebrated since Chaucer’s time, this holiday is an excuse to pull pranks, wear costumes and consume delicious food and beer! On the menu is a BBQ brisket or salmon sandwich, house coleslaw, Strange mac ‘n cheese, and tarte á la biere.

When: 5 p.m.
Where: Strange Fellows Brewing, 1345 Clark Dr.
Cost: $18 for a beer and dinner
More info: Strange Fellows Brewing

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